Ashlea attended her very first school athletics carnival today. She did really well and participated in all her events - wheelchair races, wheelchair obstacle races (above), discus (below), shot put (with bean bags) and of course a relay race.
Ashlea didn't freak out and seemed to really enjoy it. I also achieved a personal best when I helped Ashlea and her team to 3rd place in the relay race - my best ever finish in a sporting event!
In the early days of disability I would have attended an event like this and been overwhelmed with sadness that my Ashlea had a disability. Now I attend things like this and love seeing the children and their abilities rather than their disabilities. Every child at that carnival has overcome more obstacles than most of us will ever face in a lifetime - now that is ability - and it is something to celebrate!